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Cold Love in the Face of Global Warming

All the reports over the past week are thousands of miles away. A Christian missionary is kidnapped in Nigeria by those angry with what she represents. Christians in Libya are attacked and decapitated for world-wide viewing. Dozens of Christians are … Continue reading

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TRADITION…tradition!

Perhaps it is no coincidence that our 2.5 year family review of what the Bible means by “being Christian” ends in the book Claiming Christ with an appendix reference–during the Christmas season–to tradition. Few other times of the year, cloak … Continue reading

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Scripture as Narration Misses the Mark

The story has now hit mainstream. Comparable to a successful movie or book franchise–perhaps like the James Bond of 007 fame–the idea that the Bible is primarily a book of narration, a grand story of epic proportion, has grown from … Continue reading

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Believing The Great Lie

It is a promise of God that many “Christians” will believe the great lie. This may not be taught in your church, but it is taught in Scripture. It is a serious warning to those who become complacent with their … Continue reading

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Hidden Missions: Preaching to the Choir

Over land and sea, from one culture to another, from refinements to native: missions have long sought to spread the Name of Christ to a lost and sinful world. As noted in the book Claiming Christ, the lost are not … Continue reading

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Thump It Up

Bible thumpers don’t win popularity contests: Those overzealous, tract-pushing, Jesus-this Jesus-that talkers, who annoy us with their constant efforts at turning every conversation into mini sermons. As I led my family through reading Claiming Christ, we came across a set … Continue reading

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Smashing the Yoke of Dangerous Friendships: A commentary on Church Unity

There are times when Christians must break off all connection with other Christians. This reality is so disturbing to even consider, that it is little wonder that many ignore what the Bible says and prefer to substitute their own ideas … Continue reading

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Essentials of Faith – The make-or-break lines of eternity

What is absolutely essential for Christian faith unto salvation? The essentials of the Christian faith are often cited as “core essentials”, but that can be misleading in that it suggests that only those doctrinal issues are fundamental requirements within Scripture … Continue reading

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Talisman or Truth – The illusion of misplaced hope

Tomorrow is another day. When relationships strain their connecting tendons, we often sanitize the accompanying heartache with talisman disinfectant. Rather than dealing with our offenses or sins, we have that human tendency to sidestep the hard work of finding a … Continue reading

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Translation Trust: Believing what your Bible says (2 of 2)

Those who have delved into their storied past through identification of their historic family tree, have often unpacked shocking details, unexplained mysteries, and even notable names that likely graced the lips of highfalutin “gossipeers” in their day. Such notoriety exists … Continue reading

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